Anthony Joshua: Briton trains with Mike Tyson’s previous mentor in America

Anthony Joshua has met with a few American-based mentors as he considers a purge to his training set-up after his loss by Oleksandr Usyk.

The British heavyweight has confronted calls to head out in different directions from long-term mentor Rob McCracken since losing his WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles to Usyk last month.

Joshua has met Virgil Hunter, Eddy Reynoso and Ronnie Shields in the US.

“I surmise he didn’t feel it was the right [gameplan against Usyk] so he needed to roll out an improvement,” said Shields.

Tracker is situated in Oakland, California and prepared any semblance of various weight best on the planet Andre Ward and Amir Khan.

Joshua includes close ties inside Hunter’s camp with British contender Joshua Buatsi additionally preparing under the veteran mentor.

Reynoso is popular for directing boxing genius Canelo Alvarez to the highest point of the game and the 44-year-old likewise prepares WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and Joshua’s previous rival Andy Ruiz Jr.

Safeguards, who is situated in Texas, affirmed tales Joshua was on the chase after another mentor in the wake of inviting him into his exercise center this week.

“They connected with me and they inquired as to whether I would be keen on investigating AJ and that he needed to come down to Texas and check whether things would work out among him and I,” Shields told ThaBoxingVoice. “I said, ‘No issue, I couldn’t want anything more than to check whether we had an association together’.

“He said, ‘European confining is not quite the same as boxing the US’. He understood he needed to go to the US to get something else.

“He told me, ‘Tune in, I realize individuals don’t believe I’m a canine. I must be a canine in this next battle’. What’s more, that is his words. He told me, ‘I simply need you to show me the best way to be the best canine you can encourage me to be’.”

Safeguards has worked with a large number of heavyweight champions including Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Jermall Charlo works under Shields and posted a few recordings on his Instagram of Joshua talking with his mentor and doing some light preparing.

Joshua has not settled on an official choice on his instructing staff, which additionally incorporates aide mentors Angel Hernandez and Joby Clayton.

After his loss by Ruiz Jr, Joshua added Hernandez to his group and the 32-year-old could yet remain with McCracken as his lead trainer.

A change to the US would see Joshua need to move his preparation base camp away from Sheffield where he has spent his whole expert and novice vocation.

McCracken has prepared Joshua since his novice days, yet was vigorously scrutinized for the course of action against Usyk.

Joshua was totally outmatched by Usyk and convincingly beaten in the wake of choosing to attempt and outbox the previous undisputed cruiserweight champion.